Halloween is fast approaching, but there is still time for quick and easy Halloween projects for the kiddos! Some of my fellow bloggers have very graciously allowed me to share their ideas, so join in on the fun and get crafting today!
Glowing Pumpkin Lanterns from Raise Curious Kids are such a sweet and simple project. These jack-o-lanterns don’t require any sharp tools to carve. Plus, they are a great way to let your kids use their imagination!
Paper cups are always a great starting point for kids crafts. There are so many things that you can make with them and these little Paper Cup Bats from Frosting and Glue don’t disappoint! Younger children may need some help cutting out the pieces, but let them have free reign with gluing them on and see how cute they turn out!.
Mummies are generally portrayed as scary, but there is nothing scary about these little guys. Two Kids and a Coupon has a sweet Yarn Mummy that is not only easy to do, but would look adorable in just about any color yarn!
I’ll be very honest and tell you that I think spiders are super gross. I would totally let this one in my house though. The Spider Web Craft from My Green Toddler is a great way to teach kids how to use a needle (it reminds me of cross-stitch) and you seriously can’t go wrong with googly eyes!
I’m not sure why I never thought of making skeletons out of Q-tips when my children were small, but what better “bone-shaped” thing to use? And the best thing…this Skeleton Craft from Tiny Dale can be made in five simple steps!
Here’s a great way to use up that stash of plastic utensils from carryout dinner orders! Mr. Ghostly from Colossal Umbrella is a five-minute craft that is limited only by your child’s imagination! Change up the colors, make some accessories, or use different markers for the face. This might even be a great time to use some of that craft supply stash!
Halloween is a fun holiday, but that doesn’t mean the kids can’t work on new skills while they are celebrating. These Halloween Lacing Cards from Living Life and Learning are a great way to practice fine motor skills, plus they would look so cute hanging from a curtain rod or on the fridge!
Again, I don’t love the spiders, but even I can’t say no to such a happy face. Younger children may require help with the scissors, but other than that, this Paper Plate Spider is a very easy craft. Make sure to visit Living Life and Learning to get some cool information about the largest spider in the world.
Bats are always popular in Halloween decor and these Tissue Paper Bats from Simple Everyday Mom would actually look adorable if you framed them without the glass. They are definitely simple enough for young children with a little supervision and they could personalize them with their favorite color of paper/tissue or even add some glitter!
You really can’t Halloween without a few monsters and Frankenstein should always get recognition! This super cute Felt Frankenstein Pouch from Crafts and Printables is not only easy to make, but would be a great way to give treats to a special friend or loved one.
Every toddler I’ve ever known has loved to craft just as much as the big kids! While we sometimes see it as a bit of a mess, they only know they are creating something “special.” This Ghost Craft from Fantabulosity is a fabulous toddler Halloween craft.
Tracing their hands is a skill that my children were always fascinated with. Plus, any kind of craft that includes a child’s handprint makes a great keepsake. This Witch Handprint Craft from Simple Everyday Mom includes handprints and a witch template that the kids can cut out and decorate.
Kids’ crafts don’t just have to be for fun. They can also be a great teaching tool for different skills, as well as to go along with classroom lessons. This Q-Tip Skeleton from Little Ladoo is a great addition to a lesson about the Skeletal System. Have the kids put together the skeletons and then identify different sets of bones!
This is another skeleton, but this Easy Skeleton Craft from Simply Full of Delight is a fantastic way to introduce the Skeletal System to preschoolers. It involves sand art, so I can only imagine what a good time the littles would have with this! I suggest doing this outside or putting a plastic tablecloth on the floor.
Paper plate crafts are another one of those things that are fabulous for children. They are easier to hold and usually, to cut. Little Bins for Little Hands shared this Black Cat Paper Plate craft with me and I can see where it would be so simple for each child to customize their own cat. This would be really cute hanging on the fridge or strung together to make a garland!
I really couldn’t say exactly why, but kids do love to cut and glue! This Cut and Glue Jack-O-Lantern from Approaching Home is the perfect way to keep the kiddies busy for a while AND get something adorable to display for Halloween. These would actually make great cards or invitation…just write on the back!
The bat crafts have been soooo cute this year and this Halloween Bat that Two Pink Peonies made from an oatmeal canister is no different! Not only can the kids get their craft on, they’ll be upcycling something instead of just throwing it in the trash.
Some projects need a little more adult involvement and Pumpkin Pie Play Dough from Retro Potluck is one such project. A grownup or older child will need to cook the actual play dough. However, cutting it into various shapes and making creations with it are things that the smaller children can do! Plus, it will smell delicious and look super cool no matter what shape it takes!
Sometimes we need a quick craft that doesn’t involve a lot of mess and these Big Mouth Coloring Prompts from Kitchen Table Classroom are a perfect fit. All that’s needed is to print out the sheet and pull out the crayons, markers, or pens. This sheets can be colored and left as is, or the mouths can be folded for some extra fun.
This is a craft that requires some cutting. Either cut the pieces ahead of time or let the older kids do it. How adorable does this little Dracula look peeking over the edge of the page? Visit Frosting and Glue for instructions on how to make your own Dracula Bookmark!
Not all crafts have to include glue and scissors! Some of my favorites include food and making these Halloween Treats from Organized Chaos would be a great chance to get the kids involved in the kitchen. Plus, these look sooo yummy!
Witches are very popular at Halloween and this Witch Pop-Up Card from Arty Crafty Bee would be a wonderful treat for someone or a nice addition to your Halloween decor! This is another craft that is better suited to older children unless the adults want to cut the pieces beforehand. It’s also very customizable. Let the kids make it their very own!
I sort of love magnets and I would also sort of love to have some of these for myself! These Halloween Mix-N-Match Magnets from The Soccer Mom Blog include a pattern for different Halloween creatures and really don’t require that many other supplies. Please be very aware of what your children are doing with the magnets while they are working on these though. I once warned my son about swallowing magnets and he promised he wouldn’t do it. Even though he was old enough to understand, the next thing we were doing was driving to the emergency room. So…just be aware!
I’m all for multi-purpose crafts and these Frankenstein Treat Bags from In the Kids Kitchen are definitely that. They are a fun craft and they can be used to give treats to whoever visits on Halloween night!
One simply does not have Halloween without ghosts. However, since I don’t happen to like scary ghosts, this super adorable Paper Ghost from Skip To My Lou is more to my liking. It not only looks cute, but it’s a great way for the kids to practice cutting skills. Safety scissors will do just fine. If anyone does a Halloween tree or decorates a window, these would be perfect!
Who doesn’t love slime?!? Well, okay, I know a lot of moms don’t love slime because it can sometimes be a booger to clean up. (Thank you, I’ll be here all week.) But…hear me out…this is super cool slime with eyeballs and colors. How awesome would it be to let the kids mix up a batch and give it to all the trick-or-treaters?? I think The Soccer Mom Blog really kicked it out of the park with this Witches Brew Slime!
Sometimes you need a break from all the creating and these free printable Halloween games are just what you need! Games are fun way to get everyone involved during this candy-filled holiday. Make them more competitive by adding a prize for the winner. Maybe something besides candy! You can find a Halloween Scavenger Hunt, Halloween Charades, and “Would You Rather” printables right here on That One Mom!
Hopefully these crafts will inspire you and your children to get creative this year! Happy Halloween!